Lanterns: The NFL vs Real Problems

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The NFL vs Real Problems

Okay, full disclosure. I do not watch the NFL. I have not seen any player, coach, owner, or anyone else, kneel during the National Anthem. Many years ago, I grew tired of the players' antics on and off the field and made a personal decision to neither watch nor support any team or the NFL with my purchases. I give them no time or money, it is simply a personal decision and I do not ask anyone to join me.

Am I offended because some players take a knee? I honestly don’t care. Is there a difference between a highly paid athlete trying to make a point and a highly paid actor shooting their mouth off? Both offend me, but then, I am offended by many things.

I am offended by politicians who believe themselves better suited to make decisions for me rather than making my own.

I am offended by a government (state and federal) that uses civil asset forfeiture to steal from people without due process.

I am offended that I am forced to buy health insurance and that my choice is limited to what THEY decide.

I am offended by a Republican leadership who believes it is more important to infringe on our rights than to follow the restrictions of the Constitution.

I am offended by a Democrat party that denies the importance of God in our society.

I am offended by a Supreme Court that oversteps its limited powers.

I am offended by people who know more about reality TV than founding principles.

I am offended that 2% of Americans know the five liberties defined in the First Amendment and that only 36% know the three branches of government.

This is in no way a complete list, but I’m sure you get the point.

No NFL player has any direct impact on my life; however, politicians and bureaucrats do. Let’s focus our outrage on the real problems. The division and ignorance that exists within us as a people who are to be the sovereigns of our government only serves to keep those who “rule” us in power.

Are you involved in ANY organization that is educating and or acting to change this? If so, EXCELLENT! Keep it up and recruit more! If not, you are part of the problem. Time to “put up or shut up”. If you are only posting on social media and voting every two and four years, then you don’t care enough.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom,
go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." -Samuel Adams

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Written by Michael Murphy The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

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